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FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

Volunteers working to preserve and protect the quality & beauty of the Alum Creek watershed and promote environmentally responsible recreation, educational opportunities, & citizen participation at many levels.

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Alum Creek Trail connector in the works via Mock Road.Mock Road new sidepath funding update. July 19, 2021 Columbus City Council meeting, highlights. "INCREASING GREENWAYS IN COLUMBUS: President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown, chair of the Recreation and Parks Committee is sponsoring ordinance 1183-2021 to enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the 2020 Clean Ohio Trails Fund Alum Creek Trail - Mock Road Connector Project and accept a grant in the amount of $485,000. This funding will build a 1.2 mile trail connector from Alum Creek Trail to Mock Road. Constructing a greenway trail along Mock Road and Parkwood Avenue helps achieve the City’s goal of providing safe, easy access to greenways and outdoor experiences for every neighborhood." This shared-use path (10' wide) will run mostly east/west between E. Hudson St./Parkwood Ave. ~ Mock Park ~Mock Rd/Sunbury Rd. Stay tuned for design plans, construction updates, photos and more news. Reported project cost = $1,678,415. goo.gl/maps/2ouoH1AVe4FZy3Kz6 ... See MoreSee Less

Alum Creek Trail connector in the works via Mock Road.

Section of the I-670 Trail is closed for awhile, that's adjacent to & connects into the Alum Creek Trail and a part of the Ohio to Erie Trail. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice incentives!Each year certain communities (more every year!) offer a $250 reimbursement for their residents to build a rain garden to help reduce stormwater runoff! We'll even help you plan it! Participating cities include: Gahanna, New Albany, Westerville, Obetz, Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, and Grove City as well as Franklin County's unincorporated villages and townships. Learn more and request an application on our website!
www.franklinswcd.org/rain-garden-reimbursements
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Nice incentives!

Another invasive plant that needs removal. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great experience. I took a bike ride on the alum creek trail and Inniswood needs some trash cleanup

Happy April. Here's Ohio DNR 1 minute video showing off our State's native plants and flowers. ... See MoreSee Less

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In celebration, we should all take an hour or two to remove invasive plants, especially honeysuckle!

Reduce your grass lawn footprint, instead plant native trees, and wildflowers. Add natural green habitat preserves, watershed protection buffers. Please remove invasive species like honeysuckle, garlic mustard, Bradford Callery pear trees, others that crowd out native plants. ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/plants-trees/invasive-plants/invasive-plants

FACT is presently updating our email list; the only e-means outside of this FaceBook Page to communicate directly to you about volunteer events, watershed issues and FACT needs. Please visit www.friendsofalumcreek.org bottom of home page 'Subscribe to Updates' or email your request to info@friendsofalumcreek.org - if you haven't received an email from us this year. We really don't send many emails to to our subscribers, members, supporters, municipalities, businesses, partners. Your contact info is not shared and you may unsubscribe at anytime. Thanks for your help. ... See MoreSee Less

FACT is presently updating our email list; the only e-means outside of this FaceBook Page to communicate directly to you about volunteer events, watershed issues and FACT needs. Please visit www.friendsofalumcreek.org  bottom of home page Subscribe to Updates or email your request to info@friendsofalumcreek.org  - if you havent received an email from us this year. We really dont send many emails to to our subscribers, members, supporters, municipalities, businesses, partners.  Your contact info is not shared and you may unsubscribe at anytime. Thanks for your help.Image attachment